Third Edition of Khelo India Youth Games begins on Friday
From Friday 10th January to 22nd January 2020, Khelo India Youth Games’ third edition has been scheduled to be held in Guwahati. In the presence of Assam’s Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju, along with a host of star athletes including Assam’s pride Hima Das, the opening ceremony will be held at Indira Gandhi Stadium on 10th January 2020.
This time the third edition will witness several first-time initiatives by the government such as electric cars at the venue under go-green programme and aircraft for the athletes coming from Kolkata and Delhi to Guwahati.
At the game, the total strength of participation is 10,000 people, including athletes, officials, volunteers and support staff out of which 6,800 athletes will participate from 37 states and union territories in a total of 20 sports event.
For the Grand Opening Ceremony, along with heroes of the state, special acts have been planned to celebrate the natural beauty and cultural wealth of Assam which will be followed by performances of ethnic communities from across the state of Assam.
A hospitality team has been appointed to make sure that athletes and officials from various states are experiencing best-sporting facilities and accommodations.